Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Sicily (Biographical details)

Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Sicily (ruler; royal/imperial; German; Male; 1165; 1190 - 1197; 1196; ; ruled)

Also known as

Henry VI; Holy Roman Emperor; Heinrich von Hohenstaufen; Heinrich VI; Sicily

Biography

Son of Frederic I 'Barbarossa' (q.v.) and Beatrix of Burgundy; crowned king of Sicily in Palermo in 1194, entered Rome in 1196, and was crowned by Pope Celestine III. His accession to the throne of Sicily united the northern and southern lands of the empire and deeply alarmed other Mediterranean powers.